MONTREAL (JTA) – Canada’s professional football league has fined a player for posting anti-Semitic material on his Twitter account.
The Canadian Football League (CFL) fined U.S.-born Khalif Mitchell, a defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes, an undisclosed amount.
He also received the “maximum allowable” fine from his team, which signed him to a three-year contract in February.
Mitchell, 30, tweeted a link to a 2015 YouTube video called, “The Greatest Lie Ever Told – The Holocaust,” and has posted or retweeted material on ISIS.
The CFL took the action after being alerted by B’nai Brith Canada. In a statement, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs also deplored Mitchell’s “hateful messages.”
Mitchell has since said he believed the Holocaust did happen.